Biomaterials, Design, Environment, Food & Drink, Materials, Nature, Sustainability, Waste
Coffee, Coffee cup, Coffee husk, HuskeeCup, Organic resin
Jul · 29
Reuters reports on the successful use of Tilapia skin to treat patients with burns instead of using bandages. From the article:
Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.
AI, Artificial intelligence, Drones, Nature, Photography, Sensors, Sight & vision, Software
Africa, Neurala, Poachers, Poaching, The Lindbergh Foundation
May · 24
Via Kurzweil AI
University of Central Florida (UCF) chemistry professor has invented a revolutionary way to remove carbon dioxide (CO 2) from air by triggering artificial photosynthesis in a synthetic material — breaking down carbon dioxide while also producing fuel for energy.
Assistant Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo and his students used a synthetic material called a metal–organic framework (MOF), which converts carbon dioxide into harmless organic materials — similar to how plants convert CO 2 and sunlight into food.
Carbon, Climate change, CO2, Energy, Environment, Fuel, Nature, Pollution, Power
Carbon dioxide, CO2 into fuel, Photosynthesis
Apr · 30
Futurity reports on what could be an important milestone in stopping the spread of dengue fever, which affects nearly 100-million people each year as well as killing around 20,000: researchers have bred mosquitoes in the lab that are resistant to the virus.
Engadget reports on one the first operational kite power installations, off the coast of Southern Scotland, generating power for all but 10 days per year.
Clean energy, Electricity, Energy, Engineering, Nature, Power, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Wind Power
Kite power, Kites, Renewables, Southern Scotland
Oct · 11
Inhabitat features the WaterSeer – an in-development device that draws water from cooled air through condensation. From the article:
The Water Seer device is planted six or more feet into the ground, and soil is then packed around its metal neck. The top of the Water Seer holds a vertical wind turbine, which spins internal fan blades to draw air into the subterranean chamber. Because the underground chamber portion of the Water Seer is cooled by the surrounding earth, water condenses i n the reservoir to creates sort of an artificial well, from which people can draw clean, safe drinking water aro und the clock.
Air, Design, Development, Disease, Engineering, Food & Drink, Health, Medicine, Nature, Sustainability, Water
Clean water, Condensation, Drinking water
Oct · 09
Chemicals, Environment, Health, Nature, Oceans & Seas, Plastics, Pollution, Water
Cosmetics, Microbeads, Oceans, Rivers
Sep · 06
Engadget reports on plans to build the largest offshore wind farm – Hornsea Project 1 and 2 -off the east coast of the UK to generate 1,800 MW and power 1.8m homes.
Clean energy, Climate change, Electricity, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Global warming, Housing & Homes, Nature, Oceans & Seas, Power, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Wind Power
Hornsea Project, North Sea, Offshore wind farm, UK renewable energy, UK wind power
Aug · 17
Carbon, Clothing, CO2, Design, Eco, Environment, Fashion, Materials, Nature
Artificial leather, Leather alternative, Mushroom leather, Mycelium, Mycoworks
Aug · 01
FastCoExist highlights research in Amsterdam that is developing a type of honeysuckle (known as Green Junkie) to clean city air of smog and pollutants.
The BBC reports on a promising new method for storing CO2, tested by researchers in Iceland. From the article:
The researchers report an experiment in Iceland where they have pumped CO2 and water underground into volcanic rock.
Reactions with the minerals in the deep basalts convert the carbon dioxide to a stable, immobile chalky solid.
Even more encouraging, the team writes in Science magazine, is the speed at which this process occurs: on the order of months.
Carbon, Climate change, CO2, Energy, Environment, Fuel, Global warming, Nature, Oil, Pollution, Power, Research
Basalt, Carbon capture, CO2 storage
Jun · 12
Inhabitat reports that the Norwegian government has become the first to commit to zero-deforestation through procurement, supply chain or investment.
Air quality, Carbon, Climate change, CO2, Environment, Global warming, Nature
Deforestation, Norway, Procurement, Rainforest, Supply chain, Zero deforestation
Jun · 04
An edible and biodegradeable ‘6-pack’ holder made from wheat and barley instead of plastic could quickly decompose and remove risk to wildlife.
Bio-plastics, Biodegradable, Design, Eco, Environment, Fish, Nature, Oceans & Seas, Packaging, Plastics, Pollution
Barley plastic, Edible 6 pack holder, Edible plastic alternative, Plastic alternative, Wheat plastic
May · 31
FastCoExist features the use of pineapple waste as a sustainable alternative to leather.
Clothing, Design, Eco, Environment, Fashion, Food & Drink, Materials, Nature, Sustainability, Waste
Leather alternative, Pineapple leather, Pineapple waste
May · 03
Researchers at the University of Exeter (UK) have found that adding green LED lights to fishing nets can significanty reduce that numbers of turtles that get trapped and die, without impact on the quantity of fish caught.
Environment, Fish, Food & Drink, Light, Nature, Oceans & Seas, Research, Sight & vision
Fishing, Fishing nets, Green LEDs, LED lights, Turtles
Mar · 29